The Oysterponds Historical Society Summer Benefit
Orient is one of North Fork’s most exclusive and historical places. Settlers have been there since the 1640s. The Oysterpond Historical Society (of which I am a Board member) holds this annual event.
From OHS’s website: “The Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS) was founded in 1944 to preserve the historical significance of Orient and East Marion communities that were still largely populated by direct descendants of the European settlers three centuries before. OHS founding members Mrs. Henry F.J. Knobloch, Mrs. Alma Knox, and Mr. George R. Latham were concerned about the gradual disappearance of Native American artifacts, documents, family records, tools, art, and other surviving evidence of the maritime, agricultural, cultural, and religious life of the early residents of this area.
Today, OHS maintains seven historically-significant buildings located in the heart of Orient, New York’s landmark historic district; cares for 8½ acres of grounds, including Poquatuck Park, a cherished community gathering spot; and actively manages a collection of over 60,000 items, including historical artifacts, documents, diaries, works of art, and archival objects dating from early Native American times all the way through the 20th century. Our archive, which is particularly strong in correspondence and diaries, is a rich and valuable resource regularly used by scholars, writers, genealogists, and students.”
Oysterpond Summer Event
Square Dancing under the tent featuring legendary caller Chart Guthrie and the Dance All Night Band. Now, even if you’re not inclined to dance, the feel-good, toe-tapping music is a perfect backdrop for a festive celebration of summer! There’ll be an exciting live auction of a handful of exceptional art pieces, but note that you must purchase a ticket and attend the event to participate.
Wine, beer, specialty cocktails; delicious food from Maple Tree Smokehouse BBQ; homemade sweet tea & lemonade; and bottled water.
Purchase your tickets NOW so that you don’t miss out.
Purchasing a non-member Summer Benefit ticket will automatically enroll you in a 1-year OHS membership!
- Duration: Approximately 3 hours
- When: Saturday, August 6, 2022; 6 to 9 pm
- Where: Poquatuck Park, Orient, NY (Map)
- Tickets: $150 per person (members); $175 per person (non-members)